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Lois Ann Edmondson was born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, on January 26, 1955. She was the oldest daughter of Arnie Edmonson and Lois Marie Muldrew Edmonson. Lois was raised in Chicago, Illinois, but spent summers in Okolona, Arkansas and Flint, Michigan.
Lois received her education in the Chicago Public School system, graduating from Hirsch Metropolitan High School in 1973. After high school, Lois chose to enter the job market. Lois often spoke of her job assisting the Howards who owned a diner in the city and of her favorite job working as a car salesperson for several dealerships.
A year after relocating to Flint, Michigan, Lois moved to Arkansas in 2008. Upon moving to Little Rock, Arkansas, Lois was employed by the Little Rock School District in Child Nutrition. She worked at Bale Elementary before transferring to Hall High School. Lois was later employed by Russell Guess in his janitorial service until she retired.
It was at Hall High School that she met the love of her life, James Hooks. Lois and James were married on July 30, 2011, at DeGray Lake Resort State Park. Lois would often tell family how much she loved her husband, saying, “I have the best.” Lois affectionately called James her “Boo” and he called Lois his “Boo Bee”.
Lois had a passion for cooking and eating. She enjoyed preparing meals for her husband, family, and friends. Everyone loved her Texas cornbread and fried cabbage. She loved listening to country music (Rascal Flatts was a favorite) and watching television. She was also an avid sports fan. Her favorite teams were the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Bears. Lois could name the city, teams, quarterbacks, and MVP of every Super Bowl from 1967-2021.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Arnie Edmonson and Lois Marie Muldrew, and her sister, Patricia Edmondson.
She leaves loving memories with her husband, James Hooks, daughter LaTonya Edmonson (Anthony) Flourney, Flint, Michigan; son, William Muldrew, Little Rock, Arkansas; brother, Darryl Edmonson, Flint, Michigan; grandchildren, Corvell Redd, Flint, Michigan, Zora Muldrew and William Muldrew, Jr., Phoenix, Arizona; great-grandchildren, Tristen Redd, Tatum Redd, London Redd, and Jewell Redd, Flint, Michigan; aunts and uncle, Ruby and Charles Gill, Flint, Michigan, and Lorece “Sue” Muldrew, Okolona, Arkansas; nieces, Lolita Muldrew, Peachtree City, Georgia, Bernice Edmondson, Chicago, Illinois, Latrese Edmondson, Jackson, Mississippi, and nephew, Mitchell Edmondson, Madison, Wisconsin; sisters-in-law, Hazel Porter and Lois Hooks, and nephew, Tyshon Miller, all of Little Rock, Arkansas. She also leaves two special cousins, Donna Muldrew and June Wine of Little Rock, Arkansas along with a host of cousins, extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home, 1517 Caddo Street, Arkadelphia with Rev. Rufus Hatley.
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Starts at 2:30pm (Central time)
Williams Funeral Home
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